The Importance of Chimney Flashing

One of the most important parts of the chimney system is flashing. Many homeowners assume it’s part of the roofing, others understand it’s part of the chimney—but what is it? The flashing is made up of thin sheets of metal that are placed meticulously to shed water in a certain way to prevent water penetration. […]

Chimney Repair Season

The frigid winter weather is in the rearview mirror with spring and warmer temperature fast approaching. With spring comes baseball, cleaning, flowers blooming, and…chimney maintenance? Spring is the ideal time for a chimney cleaning and inspection after heavy usage during the colder months. These cleanings, sweepings, and maintenance prevent damage and costly repairs. Let us […]

Spotting Damaged Masonry

Now is the season when homeowners are using their fireplace more than ever but may be paying attention to it less than before. When the weather is cold, we spend less time outdoors, and may not look at the exterior portion of the chimney all season long! Winter is the time when the chimney system […]

Prepare Your Chimney For a Cold Winter

Your fall and winter checklist may include decorating with a cornucopia, picking up some Halloween candy, budgeting for a Thanksgiving Day Turkey, and hanging twinkle lights. There is more to holiday planning than trimming the tree, and there’s more to winter than shoveling snow and salting the walk. If you haven’t completed your chimney maintenance […]

The Value Of A Chimney Inspection

There is no doubt that your chimney and fireplace add value to your home. Home owners (and home buyers) love fireplaces! When you upgrade one or add one, you make an investment in your own property. Once you do that, you have to maintain it properly. If you fail, it can become a problem instead […]

Why CSIA Certification is Important

Having your chimney swept every year is important, and it is critical that you are using a chimney sweep certified by the CSIA. Founded in 1983, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) began as an educational, non-profit organization dedicated to the safety of chimney, fireplace, and venting systems and has developed into the chimney […]

Sweep Your Chimney Before Fall Arrives

Fall means cooler weather is approaching quickly and your fireplace will be in high demand once again. Make sure it is ready by getting your chimney swept before Fall arrives. Chimneys should be swept at least once a year, or about every 80 fires, and before cool weather arrives is a perfect time to take […]